Christine Merkel

Associate Director of
Research and Policy

‘I enjoy working with different stakeholders and partners to reach a consensus position, and forming a strong platform to effect real change in health policy.’

About Christine

Christine joined The Health Policy Partnership in September 2015 as a Researcher. She was later promoted to Senior Researcher and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, before rising to the role of Associate Director of Research and Policy in October 2019.

During her time at HPP, Christine has led work on multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease and oncology. She has also been involved in work on rare diseases, childhood epilepsy and other disease areas.

A highlight of Christine’s role at HPP was the campaign for a Written Declaration on Heart Failure in 2016. As part of her work on the Heart Failure Policy Network, Christine worked with organisations across Europe and gained signatures from 236 MEPs.

Christine holds a Master’s in Global Health and Development from University College London, and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of St Andrews. In 2017, she was awarded the Project Management Qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM).